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"Boss" is a noun which is often translated as "el jefe", and "area" is a noun which is often translated as "el área". Learn more about the difference between "boss" and "area" below.
boss(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (person in charge)
a. el jefe
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la jefa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The boss told them to deliver the goods.La jefa les dijo que enviaran las mercancías.
b. el patrón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la patrona
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you want a discount, you will have to speak to the boss.Si quiere un descuento, tendrá que hablar con el patrón.
c. el dirigente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la dirigente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(politics, labor)
The union bosses agreed to go on strike.Los dirigentes sindicales acordaron ponerse en huelga.
d. el capo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(mafia)
They made a film about a famous mob boss.Hicieron una película sobre un famoso capo de la mafia.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(form of address)
a. el jefe
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la jefa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Hey, boss! Give me a hamburger and a Coke.¡Oye, jefe! Dame una hamburguesa y una Coca-Cola.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to give orders; used with "around")
a. dar órdenes a
He started bossing employees around on his first day as manager.Empezó a dar órdenes a todos los empleados en su primer día como gerente.
b. mangonear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
My older brother loved bossing us around when were kids.A mi hermano mayor le encantaba mangonearnos de niños.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(excellent)
a. soberbio
Jimmy's got himself some boss new wheels!¡Jimmy tiene un carro nuevo soberbio!
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area(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geographical region)
a. el área
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The metropolitan area comprises several jurisdictions.El área metropolitana comprende varias jurisdicciones.
b. la zona
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are several green areas in the city.Hay varias zonas verdes en la ciudad.
c. la región
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are mountains in the southern area.Hay montañas en la región meridional.
2. (part of a larger space)
a. la zona
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The train has an area where cell phones are not permitted.El tren tiene una zona donde no se permiten los teléfonos celulares.
3. (extension)
a. la superficie
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The kitchen's area is ten square meters.La cocina tiene una superficie de diez metros cuadrados.
4. (mathematics)
a. el área
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What is the area of the circle?¿Cuál es el área del círculo?
5. (field of study)
a. el campo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm not specialized in that area.No estoy especializado en ese campo.
b. el área
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Research in the health area needs financial support.La investigación en el área de la salud necesita apoyo económico.
6. (football)
a. el área
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Was he in the penalty area?¿Estaba dentro del área de castigo?
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